oz


oz

noun Australian Slang.

  1. Australia.

noun

  1. Land of Oz.

  1. ounce; ounces.

abbreviation for

  1. ounce

noun

  1. Australian slang Australia

mythical land in L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (1900) and sequels; according to an anecdote written by Baum in 1903, inspired by a three-drawer desktop cabinet letter file, the last drawer labeled O-Z. As Australian slang for “Australia,” attested by 1983. abbreviation of ounce (n.1), 1540s, from Italian oz. (15c.), abbreviation of onza. abbr.

  1. ounce

  1. Abbreviation of ounce

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